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KPU Science Rendezvous

KPU Science Rendezvous 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 11 am - 4 pm | Free to everyone!

KPU Langley Campus | 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley

On May 7, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will host our fourth annual Science Rendezvous at the Langley campus. KPU Langley will be transformed into a spectacular science experience where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, walk through interactive science labs, watch a demonstration of the high-tech patient simulators in the nursing labs, and take a tour of our brand new state-of-the-art brewing lab! Free to the public!

Science Rendezvous is part of a national celebration of science with events happening all across Canada on the same day, as well as being part of Science Odyssey, May 6-15!

KPU Science Rendezvous 2016

Event Highlights:

  • Tour real science labs and do hands-on experiments
  • Make slime and film canister rockets
  • Marvel at the chemistry magic show
  • Be awed by the dancing fire display
  • Watch robots on tracks, telescopes and vibrating strings
  • Tour our brand new, state-of-the-art Brewing Lab and try our student-brewed beer! (19+)
  • Watch high-tech patient simulators in action and free blood pressure readings
  • Use balloons to understand storms and weather
  • Make seed bombs and newspaper pots
  • Play with puzzles, learn cryptography and see some math tricks
  • Test faculties with drunk goggles and a polygraph test
  • Horticulture bug lab and races
  • 'Creative Station' tent with art activities
  • Water science activities
  • Face painting
  • Nibble on edible weeds
  • Walk the campus labyrinth as part of World Labyrinth Day, plus more!

Show & Tour Schedule:

(Note: times could change slightly on the day of the event)

Dancing Fire Display
West Building, Room 1305
11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:30 pm | 3:30 pm

Chemistry Magic Show
West Building, Auditorium (new location for 2016)
12:00 pm | 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm | 3:00 pm

KPU Brewing Lab Tours & Tastings (limited to 8 people per tour, adults 19+ only)
Brewing Lab Building (outside of West Building, behind Best Western Hotel)
11:30 am | 12:00 pm | 12:30 pm | 1:00 pm | 1:30 pm | 2:00 pm | 2:30 pm | 3:00 pm

'Walk as One at 1' Guided Labyrinth Walk
Outside of South Building, near front parking lot
1:00 pm (please arrive early, as the walk begins at 1 pm sharp)
In celebration of World Labyrinth Day (May 7), join us for a guided walk of the labyrinth created by KPU School of Horticulture students and faculty. Dr. Kathy Dunster, KPU Urban Ecosystems instructor, will host the walk. 'Walk as One at 1' is a global event where people around the world will walk a labyrinth at 1 pm local time. *Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

School of Design 'Creative Station'
Courtyard, tent outside between West and East Building
Activities from 11 am-4 pm
Get busy creating art! The School of Design 'Creative Station' tent is back again this year with tons of cool art activities for kids and adults to enjoy!

Science Partner Zone
West Building, Lobby (just off the courtyard)
Activities from 11 am-4 pm
Come see all the activities our science partners are bringing! Participating partners include: Science World, Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)/Ms Infinity, Genome BC, Science Fair Foundation of BC,and  Destination Imagination BC!

Science Marketplace
Courtyard, outside between West and East Building
Activities from 11 am-4 pm
Visit some of your favourite local organizations and businesses, including: Mad Science, My Gym, Bricks 4 Kidz, Urban Safari Rescue Society, Sylvan Robotics for Kids, Mathnasium, Fortis BC, BC Hydro, and others!

KPU Science Rendezvous 2016

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If you have any questions, please email us at!

Want to showcase your organization at Science Rendezvous?

Are you a community organization or business involved with science, technology, engineering, math, horticulture, arts or design? You may be a good fit to participate in our Vendor Marketplace and showcase your business/organization at Science Rendezvous! For more information, email or register online for a free booth by clicking here.

KPU Science Rendezvous 2016

Science Rendezvous is a public platform to promote science awareness and increase science literacy in Canada. The event is an annual day-long festival spanning multiple simultaneous sites across the country, designed to bring science face-to-face with the public and encourage more youth to consider science and engineering-related careers and study paths. This year, we will also be showcasing some of KPU's programs so that Science Rendezvous visitors can also explore the variety of education possibilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


Thank you to Coca Cola for their generous event sponsorship:

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